- Finished putting together the Skil Workbench, and we're friends again. I can't wait to use it, and it really will come in handy to cut this floor.
- Cleaned up. It has gone from this to this; and I've moved 17 x 36 pounds of flooring twice already;
|today...this 1/2 will be floored first|
- Finished hammering away at the tile grout; it's not perfect, but I think it's between good enough and won't make a difference;
- Swept and swept and will have to sweep again; there is a lot of dust down there from taking out the grout;
- Filled up the trashcan outside completely on a Tuesday; trash day is Monday (yesterday);
- Was able to fill said trashcan with all the tack strips* without having to call for a tetanus update;
I was trying to figure out how I was going to tie the flooring to the entrance of the garage, and realized I just needed to take out the doorjamb between the landing and the garage. It was just held in with 4 screws, but darn if one wouldn't come out (and I was following the lefty-loosey-righty- tighty rule**, but it just kept feeling like it was getting tighter).
Enter the most exciting part of my day: I used my Dremel tool from Christmas for the first time! This was exciting for two three reasons: 1) I found a use for it, and figured out how to use it;
2) it sliced through that screw like it was butter!, and 3) I was given a light show like I've never seen before. The sparks were so amazing I turned around to make sure there was nothing flammable near me....sparks probably spread out for a good 8 inches! Awesome! I wanted to take pictures, but realized the safety issues involved in that didn't amount to a good decision.
|Metal stripping at doors; and yes....I find nerf bullets everywhere!|
Tomorrow: work meeting (day job kind of stuff); pick up paint for baseboards (and paint it?), lunch with the Dad since it's his birthday (yay!); take the boy to see if we're in need of a tonsillectomy (boo); church dinner (don't have to cook!) and home by seven. Oh yeah, and all those nagging little details like grocery shopping and laundry still need to happen. And I need to get by Sherwin Williams to get the paint for the baseboards before it can be painted.
I think I need a new list.
But then? Get ready for Cork Day!
* Tack Strips are the strips of wood nailed around the outside of a room when carpet is installed. It's evil because there are nails sticking out in both directions; there is no good way to get a grip on it
** A great mental rule to remember when removing screws....I still say it most of the time!